‘Topdog/Underdog’ @ Henry Clay Theatre

Jan. 10-20

Henry Clay Theatre
604 S. Third St. • 495-8358
$17-$20; 7:30 p.m. (2 p.m. Sun.)

In Kentucky native Suzan-Lori Parks’ Pulitzer Prize-winning piece, two brothers are facing society’s uncomfortable relationship with race along with their own struggles of being abandoned by their parents as teens. As brothers Lincoln and Booth, local theater veterans Keith McGill and Brian Lee West were the perfect actors for the parts, according to director Kathi E.B. Ellis, who had wanted to direct the show since she saw it on Broadway. “We are extremely pleased to present this important work,” Actor’s Choice producing director Mike Seely says, “especially during the time when our community will be celebrating the birthday of famed civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. This play helps to demonstrate the need for vigilance and the fact that some jobs are never done.” —Jane Mattingly

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